Sunday, June 25, 2017

Day 3 - SummerCLH: Distressed Gable Box

I'm now looking at every crafty thing as something that can be distressed. I found these kraft gable boxes so went to town with teal, green and purple inks. Stamped coffee beans on top of the box after distressing and then stenciled a flower on the front and the back. Isn't that fun! Added the super cute cups and sentiment from Lawn Fawn and finished it off with some ribbon.
Here's the back!
And, look - it's the perfect size to fit 2 k-cups. I'm going to make some Christmas-y one of these for the craft fairs this fall. I will add some bag filler to the box to make them extra special. :) What do you think? Wouldn't they make great teacher gifts or stocking stuffers for coffee loving friends?!

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Have a wonderfully creative day!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Day2 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Like You a Latte

Sharing this sweet digi latte cup card on Day 2 of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop. I used a card sketch to help me figure out the lay-out and colored up the digi with copics and a bit of clear wink of stella. The card sketch had a flower element but nothing that I had looked quite right so played around with different die cuts and  the winner was the scalloped circle with a bow on top. It finished off the card perfectly. Love when that happens!

Card sketches are awesome and are especially handy for when you're stuck in a style or stuck creatively. MFT has a bunch of card sketches that you can print. What a great resource!

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Have a wonderfully creative day!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

You Keep Me Grounded - Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

It's back!! The Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop!! Woo hoo!!!  Play along if you have time - just click the logo above to get all the details. We'd love to have you hop along with us!
Since I'm still not getting enough of the distress inks - I continued on with the theme for the hop. I adore this Art Impressions stamp. I used their color choice inspiration for the copic coloring and then went to town with distress inks. The background is three colors mixed together. Add the lightest color first and work your way up to the darker. I like to take the darkest ink color and run it around the edge for more definition. I used the same distress inks on the heart doily and had yellow flowers so didn't need to add it there. After coloring the image with copics, I went over the background areas with the lightest ink color.
A little gold shimmer splash spray was added over the top for a bit of sparkle.
You can see it a bit better in this close-up.
Here are the distress ink colors.
And, here are the copic colors. Wish I'd taken pics like this with all my projects to help me remember which colors I used. :)
Aren't buttons and flowers the best!!!
So, why a tag? Well - I can either use it to decorate a journal cover or I'll get a pretty ribbon and tie it around a basket handle and add coffee, individual creamers, a fun mug and a dishtowel. Wouldn't that make a great hostess gift?!
And, if you missed my previous post and if you hadn't already figured this out - don't forget that the round sponges fit perfectly in the mini distress ink bases so you can easily keep all your ink colors separated. So fun! 

Thanks for hopping by and hope to see you again as I have several more projects to share! And, be sure to check out and participate in the hop. I'm always so inspired by all the creativity!! 

Have a wonderfully creative day!